Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi 2011

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Robust berry flavors and exotic spice notes from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates heady layers of vanilla and chocolate and a lingering finish. This luscious wine pairs well with ra

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Gnarly Head Cellars:
A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, California's zinfamous appellation. But it was a sense of fun - wine should be fun, accessible, easy to understand and enjoy - that led us to create Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. The sight of the free standing "head trained" vines found in older vineyards in California was the inspiration for G... Read more
A passion for Zinfandel and a desire to make great Zin, led our winemaking team to Lodi, California's zinfamous appellation. But it was a sense of fun - wine should be fun, accessible, easy to understand and enjoy - that led us to create Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. The sight of the free standing "head trained" vines found in older vineyards in California was the inspiration for Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin. These 35 to 80 year old vines have twisted old trunks and branches that spread out in all directions sprouting leaves like unruly umbrellas - truly gnarly heads. The grapes these old vines produce are small and few, but offer big flavor! But Zinfandel is not the only California grape that can be Gnarly. Our winemaking team selects grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California for our Gnarly Head Chardonnay, Merlot and Cab (Cabernet Sauvignon). Gnarly Head wines are easy to drink and pair with food, and made to bring people together, to enjoy with laughter, to celebrate past escapades and future adventures. Cheers! Read less

Member Reviews for Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

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Snooth User: ApelsecS
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3.50 5
07/12/2013

I took both - zin and cab Gnarly 2011 to compare. Zin seems to be more fresh and fun then cab... And cab is deep and doomed. both are good but I'd choose cab next time.


3.50 5
06/01/2013

Nice garnet color, soil and dark berry aromas, earthy plum taste, nice round mouthfeel with a peppery tang on lingering finish.


Snooth User: sammy2co
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3.50 5
08/26/2013

Berry on the nose. Jammy blackberry at first with a spicy finish. Very nice .


Snooth User: kbowser105
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4.00 5
12/28/2010

Another good Zin! What a bargain! Under $10!!! Great with everything rich...


Snooth User: Seyton
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4.00 5
12/02/2011

I got this at Lowe's Foods, on sale, for 9.99. It looks like I could get it cheaper somewhere else. I am definitely going to do that because this was one tasty MFer. Very fruity with a tinge of cinnamon. The aroma was very light.


Snooth User: jdcaudell
49689138
0.00 5
10/28/2010

Great black cherry notes. Delicious for the price. I was very surprised. Went well with filet, asparagus, portabellas, and crusty bread!


Snooth User: MicNanDec
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4.00 5
01/25/2011

Very surprised at how well this tasted. The aroma is by far one of my favorites! The taste dry and deep. You can really taste the berry and it's earthy.


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External Reviews for Gnarly Head Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi

External Review
10/04/2012

With robust berry flavors and exotic spicy notes, this Zinfandel has many layers of vanilla and chocolate that lead to a lingering finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

This medium bodied wine combines the luscious aromas of blackberry, raspberry and spicy oak with the richness of chocolate and jam.


External Review
12/31/2013

Robust berry flavors and exotic spice notes from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates heady layers of vanilla and chocolate and a lingering finish. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
01/16/2013

Robust berry flavors and exotic spice notes from the small grape clusters are balanced with French, American and Hungarian oak, which creates heady layers of vanilla and chocolate and a lingering finish. - Winery


External Review
10/15/2009

This excellent value is a 55,000-case blend of 80% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. It reveals classic cherry and strawberry characteristics intermixed with Mediterranean sea breeze-like aromas, medium body, and soft but noticeable



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